15 Intelligence Platoon(Brigade) 1965-66

These are photographs from the year I spent in Borneo during my tour with 15 Intelligence Platoon, 205 HQ and Sigs Sqn, 5 Infantry Brigade (Airportable) as Midwest Brigade HQ in Sibu, Sarawak, North Borneo.

The quality is not the best but it gives an idea of our life in Sarawak before it became a tourist attraction.

The 22 Gurkha positions along the frontier were about an hour by helicopter or 10 days by river and cross country.

5 Inf Bde was the last unit to serve at the Midwest Brigade Headquarters in Sibu.


Sibu, Basha Camp and the Airport

Sibu Town and Kampongs

Photos of the local town, its waterfront and adjoining Kampongs

Up Country

These are photos taken at various forward positions along the brigade front line. The Gurkha’s were replaced by the Kings Own Scottish Borderers.

The Locals

Miscellaneous photos of the Dyaks and Sea Dyaks we encountered along the way

Fishing Trip!

Fishing with a small block of Semtex. Not really cricket

2 thoughts on “15 Intelligence Platoon(Brigade) 1965-66

  1. Hi, we are the architects (Swan&Maclaren) of the Sibu Town Hall 1962, shown in your aerial photo. I would like to use that in photo in our publication in which I show that project. Can yo get back to me for discussion?.

  2. Hello, Fantastic snapshot of life “back in the day”, I am architect with the firm that design the Sibu Town Hall, seen in the aerial photo, we are making a summary of our 130 year history and the period after the second world war, for such works as Sibu Town Hal competed in same year as your snapl. I wonder if you may give permission for its printing, with credit for the source and reference? can reply to my office email. hope to hear from you soon, regards Chris Flannery Director

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